28 Dec '12, 10pm

Lisa Jackson's low-key departure from the EPA, with clean cars and climate a big part of the story:

Lisa Jackson was a lightning rod for conservative criticism--in part because she pushed for clean car legislation. (Flickr/Chesapeake Bay Program) It’s possible that Secretary Lisa Jackson may be leaving the Environmental Protection Agency because she’s frustrated with President Obama’s support for the Keystone oil pipeline, as Buzzfeed contends , but it’s probable that it was a larger and connected issue—Obama’s lack of enthusiasm for big-league climate legislation, which Jackson would have liked to have has part of her legacy. The Clean Car Queen It’s likely that Jackson’s biggest impact will be on the auto industry. With the groundbreaking 54.5 mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) target for 2025—brokered between carmakers, the EPA and the state of California—she ensured not only cleaner tailpipes but a strong incentive for the industry to both create and promote z...

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